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Travel + Leisure Readers Vote EVA Among Top 10 International Airlines

  • EVA Air Royal Laurel Class

Invited to vote for the world’s best among air carriers, hotels, destinations and more, Travel + Leisure readers have ranked EVA Air among the Top 10 International Airlines in the 17th annual T+L World’s Best Awards survey.  Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate airlines on characteristics that included cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service and value. Complete results of the prestigious poll will be published in Travel + Leisure’s August 2012 World’s Best Awards issue and are posted now on the magazine’s website at http://www.travelandleisure.com/.

Emphasizing quality service and safety throughout operations worldwide since it launched its first flight in 1991, EVA has earned previous honors, awards and distinctions for its innovative premium economy cabin, fine wines and more from international business and leisure travelers, industry experts and opinion leaders.  And it has ranked as one of the world’s safest airlines since 2004.   

The airline is in the process of transforming all Boeing 777-300ERs it flies to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam and London with luxurious new Royal Laurel Class, a top cabin that has lie-flat seats, stowage space for everything from reading glasses to shoes within easy reach and privacy panels that passengers can use to create cozy cocoons for rest or work.  At the same time, it is updating onboard entertainment systems throughout the aircraft with multi-function AV-input outlets, USB and iPod ports and software such as Media Player, Photo Viewer and PDF Reader for the convenience of passengers traveling with personal electronic devices.  A slideshow of EVA’s new Royal Laurel Class is available at http://royallaurel.evaair.com/en/ .

Along with the warm, friendly service EVA is known for, it is also giving passengers a different kind of in-flight experience with its cheerfully liveried Hello Kitty Jets.  It operates the shorter-haul Hello Kitty Jets on flights between Taipei and both Tokyo airports, Narita and close-in Haneda, Chitose (Sapporo), Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Seoul,  Guam and Shanghai’s close-in Hongqiao International Airport.

EVA links a network of major business and leisure destinations worldwide, including dozens of cities in China and throughout Asia.  From Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, it offers more trans-Pacific flights from North America to Taipei with more, easy onward connections to major business and leisure centers than any other airline.